Human slaughterhouse: Mass hangings and extermination at Saydnaya prison, Syria

Originally posted by Amnesty International on February 6, 2017— “A chilling new report by Amnesty International exposes the Syrian government’s calculated campaign of extrajudicial executions by mass hangings at Saydnaya Prison. Between 2011 and 2015, every week and often twice a week, groups of up to 50 people were taken out of their prison cells … More Human slaughterhouse: Mass hangings and extermination at Saydnaya prison, Syria

Myanmar Army Claims It Has Ended Rohingya Muslim Crackdown

Originally by Eleanor Ross for Newsweek on February 16, 2017— “Myanmar’s army has ended its “clearance” operations in the turbulent Rakhine state in the north of the country, a senior official said in a statement Wednesday. The army has now returned control of the region back to the police, it was also reported. National Security … More Myanmar Army Claims It Has Ended Rohingya Muslim Crackdown

ISIS Reportedly Keeps Files on How Many Sex Slaves Its Fighters Have

Originally posted on Fox News on February 7, 2017— “The Islamic State reportedly keeps meticulous records of its jihadi warriors on file with some of the information ranging from country of origin to blood type to the amount of slave girls each fighter has. Documents obtained by the Washington Post show the different informational categories … More ISIS Reportedly Keeps Files on How Many Sex Slaves Its Fighters Have

Flight Attendants Train to Spot Human Trafficking

Originally posted by KALHAN ROSENBLATT on February 4, 2017, on NBC— “Shelia Fedrick said she instinctively felt something was wrong the moment she saw the girl with greasy blonde hair sitting in the window seat of aisle 10 on a flight from Seattle to San Francisco. The girl “looked like she had been through pure hell,” … More Flight Attendants Train to Spot Human Trafficking

New Statistics report provides 2016 Data From the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline

Originally posted on PolarisProject.org in January 2017— “Our new statistics report provides 2016 data from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline, Polaris’s BeFree Textline, and communications referencing overseas cases. Through these hotlines, Polaris has the largest available data set on human trafficking in the United States. Comprehensive case and call data for the U.S., … More New Statistics report provides 2016 Data From the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline

A Victory Against Online Peddlers of Children For Sex

Originally published on January 12, 2017, on The Seattle Times, by Nicholas Kristof— “As a 16-year-old high school sophomore living in Boston, Asia Graves was sold on the internet “like a pizza,” she recalls, handed over to be raped by strange men every day. Along with thousands of other girls, she was sold through what … More A Victory Against Online Peddlers of Children For Sex

BREAKING: Backpage Just Shut Down Its Entire U.S. Adult Section

Originally posted on January 10, 2017, on Polaris Project— “Polaris, a global leader in the fight against human trafficking, issued the following statement tonight as Backpage.com, a long-time facilitator of sex trafficking in the United States, shut down the “adult” section of its website. The move comes hours before a hearing scheduled by the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on … More BREAKING: Backpage Just Shut Down Its Entire U.S. Adult Section

Former Sex Slave Helps Women Reclaim Their Branded Bodies with New Tattoos

Originally posted by Emma Batha for Reuters on November 27, 2016— “After escaping years of sexual slavery, Jennifer Kempton could not look in the mirror without being taken back to her dark, traumatic past. On her neck was tattooed the name of one of her traffickers along with his gang’s crown insignia. Above her groin … More Former Sex Slave Helps Women Reclaim Their Branded Bodies with New Tattoos

Utah Trucker Accused of Keeping Women as Sex Slaves Gets 20 Years

by LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press, on Wednesday, November 9, 2016— “A Utah trucker who pleaded guilty to keeping women as sex slaves in his semi-trailer as he drove across the country was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison. Timothy Jay Vafeades, 56, sexually assaulted and brutally beat the victims almost daily after trapping them … More Utah Trucker Accused of Keeping Women as Sex Slaves Gets 20 Years

Wisconsin Players Cite Campus Racial Inequalities, Demand Change

Originally posted by Jesse Temple for ESPN.com on November 8, 2016— “Several University of Wisconsin athletes used their Twitter accounts Monday night to post a statement demanding change in racial inequalities on campus. The message came in the wake of an incident at an Oct. 29 home football game in which two people were involved … More Wisconsin Players Cite Campus Racial Inequalities, Demand Change